Independence: Stories of the Royal Australian Navy

Our newest book in the Century of Service series was developed with the Australian War Memorial. It explores the stories of Australians who served in the Commonwealth Naval Force and the Royal Australian Navy, focusing on the resilience and commitment of navy life.

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Veterans' stories: their words

We gather stories of ordinary Australians who've had extraordinary experiences serving in wars, conflicts and peace operations all over the world.

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Reg Saunders' story of service

This short film tells the story of Reginald Saunders, the first First Nations soldier to be commissioned as an officer in the Australian Army.

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